The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. This novel is a critique of the American dream in which the American society enjoyed prosperity after World War One in what was called the “roaring” 20s. Foner discussed the economic prosperity of the early 1920s and the many rights movements. For example: the Prohibition Act, which banned the sale and manufacture of alcohol. Overall this novel portrays life in the 1920s, from the fashion to economics.